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China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

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    • China paving the way for big Xbox One sales - PCWorld August 21, 2014
      China paving the way for big Xbox One salesPCWorldChina has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country's emerging console sector. Microsoft's Chinese partner BesTV revealed the figure in a Tuesday earnings statement. The Chinese ...and more »
    • China says Australian tycoon's attack 'irrational and absurd' - Reuters August 21, 2014
      ReutersChina says Australian tycoon's attack 'irrational and absurd'ReutersPalmer is locked in a legal battle with Chinese firm CITIC Pacific Ltd over cost blowouts and disputed royalty payments at the Sino Iron project in Western Australia, China's biggest offshore mining investment. The outspoken businessman lost two parts ...'Over
    • China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price Rigging - New York Times August 20, 2014
      New York TimesChina Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price RiggingNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese regulators on Wednesday intensified their antitrust scrutiny of multinationals, finding 12 Japanese auto parts and bearings manufacturers guilty of fixing prices charged to the Chinese factories of at least five automakers, and ...China Fines J
    • 5 Tibetans Are Said to Die In Chinese Police Custody - New York Times August 20, 2014
      UPI.com5 Tibetans Are Said to Die In Chinese Police CustodyNew York TimesHONG KONG — Five Tibetans have died in police custody in southwestern China after a protest last week during which residents were shot and wounded, according to the exiled Tibetan government and other groups abroad. The accounts described a flaring ...Five Tibetans die after China polic
    • North Korea Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese ... - Business Insider August 20, 2014
      Business InsiderNorth Korea Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese ...Business InsiderIn a sign of the continuing decline in relations between North Korea and China, Pyongyang moved a number of tanks and armored vehicles away from South Korea to the Chinese border, according to The Chosun Ilbo, citing an anonymous source.North Korea: China
    • China's Growing Gray Market for All That's Foreign - Foreign Policy (blog) August 20, 2014
      China's Growing Gray Market for All That's ForeignForeign Policy (blog)WASHINGTON, D.C. — Before 23-year-old Rachel Deng came to Washington, D.C., from China for graduate school, she began to plan her U.S. business. She used WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging application, to set up an online marketplace where ...and more »
    • Amazon enters free trade zone to boost offering in China -Xinhua - Fox Business August 20, 2014
      ReutersAmazon enters free trade zone to boost offering in China -XinhuaFox BusinessAmazon.com will set up shop in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media said on Wednesday, aiming to take advantage of less stringent trade regulations to sell a wider range of products in the country. The U.S. online retailer's move signals its ...Amazon enters
    • China mine disasters point to poor safety record - USA TODAY August 20, 2014
      USA TODAYChina mine disasters point to poor safety recordUSA TODAYBEIJING – Rescuers sought Wednesday to reach 36 coal miners trapped underground after two separate fatal incidents. Twenty-five miners remain inside an east China mine after an explosion early Tuesday caused a tunnel collapse and killed two. Eleven ...and more »
    • Why 'Made in China' isn't so cheap anymore - CNBC August 20, 2014
      CNBCWhy 'Made in China' isn't so cheap anymoreCNBCChina—a low-cost maker of goods—is falling behind in the global manufacturing race as rising wages and energy costs put pressure on the Asian country, synonymous with making super cheap stuff. China is among several economies whose manufacturing ...and more »
    • China arrests 1000 members of banned religious cult 'Eastern Lightning' - CNN August 20, 2014
      Q13 FOXChina arrests 1000 members of banned religious cult 'Eastern Lightning'CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a banned religious group, state media reported. The arrests come months after five members of the group, known as the Church of Almighty God or "Quannengshen", were ...China Cra